Written by Zulfick Farzan
20 May, 2020 | 4:24 pm
Colombo (News 1st); Continuing the ongoing efforts for repatriation of Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka an Indian Naval Ship INS Jalashwa will make a voyage to Tuticorin from Colombo Port on 01st June 2020.
The ship will carry Indian nationals domiciled in The State of Tamil Nadu.
The voyage will be next in the series of Samudra Setu, an exercise in which Indian Naval Ships have been deployed to bring back stranded Indians abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission.
The manifest for this voyage will be prepared on the basis of registrations received by the High Commission of India, Colombo.
Priority will be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/labourers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with expiry of visa, people with medical emergency/ pregnant women/elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students as stated in the Standard Operating Procedure issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
The Indian High Commission said passengers will bear the cost of travel for this voyage as well as for mandatory quarantine facilities on arrival in India.
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